I had planned on taking Bella and going back up to the mountain early this morning. That didn’t happen. My son decided to drive my Jeep to work and get some kind of tinted strip put across the top of the front windshield. I was only mildly disappointed. He told me that hopefully he would get an early lunch.
I talked to mom several times over the course of the day. I finally got outside and got the main part of my backyard cleaned up. No snakes. I debated on mowing. It kind of needs to be mowed, but I know if I do, what I mow will most likely die. It isn’t grass, it several different types of weeds that all bloom. It really looks good, all that green back there. So I didn’t mow.
And I didn’t go to the mountain.
I did the responsible grown up stuff, laundry. I even folded it, I didn’t get it put away yet though. This makes me think, I might need to go check that last load of towels in the drier to make sure they got fully dry. I even emptied the trash cans.
I was going to light a fire tonight and sit out back, that didn’t happen either.
I did notice a new cat come wandering across the yard today. It come up out of the woods and crept across the back yard. It saw me through the window so it didn’t hang around. A little later I saw the black cat that my dad has been feeding. If I’m not mistaken it came from the direction of my storage building. I may have to check tomorrow and see if that is where she had her kittens, because she definitely does not look pregnant now.
My son, who works for a local dealership, came in with the latest vehicle he’s doing the how ever many point check for a trade in on.. My son has a mean streak. What he drove home is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a rick blue, stick shift, and he had the top back.
He knows, to own a Wrangler is on my bucket list. But I don’t want to give up my Compass, and I really don’t need two vehicles. But, the big kid likes to dream. (So just in case there are any secret santas out there…an orange rubicon would be nice..)
He had to make a run to town tonight and asked if I wanted to take a ride. He didn’t have to ask me twice. At night, top back, cool breeze and stars. Seventh Heaven doesn’t cover it. I loved it and was having a blast. He’ll drive it back tomorrow and that will be the last of that one. It isn’t the first he’s driven home, each time I covet a bit, and then wave bye. At least I haven’t named any more of them. Yet.
He bought two scratch off tickets while we were out. He won $50, I got a candy bar.
I think, that today has showed me that I have come a lot farther than I had realized. I didn’t get upset over not getting to go hike. I managed to get stuff done. I talked with mom several times, even while trying to cook. I didn’t forget to go water the garden. And, I was able to get a ride in that Jeep. Its the simple things.